Matthew Thorne is a young Australian director and photographer whose work focuses on the relationship between time, community, land, mortality, and spirituality. He shot a reportage photography series across Iran, South America, and Russia which has been published and exhibited worldwide. Matthew's recent work includes the intertextual film and photographic project ‘The Sand That Ate The Sea’, a narrative short film and photo series shot in an opal mining country in South Australia which explores themes of myth, family, and grief. Matthew has worked on Ridley Scott’s film set of Alien, Justin Kurzel’s feature film ‘True History Of The Kelly Gang’, the album art for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Vampire’s Wife, as well as on commercials for Huawei with Scarlett Johansson and Henry Cavill, Audi and Lexus. His film work has been screened at festivals including the Cannes Lions Festival, Young Director Award (Cannes Lions Festival), LA Music Video Festival. Matthew currently splits his time between Berlin and Melbourne.